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People who use an online patient portal are 50% more likely than those who don't to get an influenza vaccine, 50% more likely to get a cholesterol check and twice as likely to get a blood pressure test, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The average age of portal users was three years younger than nonusers, and users had higher average incomes and were more likely to be white and have commercial insurance than nonusers.

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